The Eco-Minded Mama Podcast

The Eco-Minded Mama Podcast

Welcome to The Eco-Minded Mama Podcast, your all-inclusive roadmap to creating a life that is truly sustainable: saving you money, reducing waste, and easing your stress! Hosted by a mama & coach, Katie Kurpanek, this podcast holds space for you to nurture yourself with compassion, motivate yourself with encouragement, and empower yourself with practical tips for eco-friendly motherhood. Each week, you will learn and grow with the education, community, understanding, and basic skills needed to implement the 5 Pillars of Sustainable Living into your life and become the powerful, eco-minded mama you want to be!


April 14, 2024 13 mins

Welcome back to our conversation with licensed therapist and parent coach, Tiffani Domokos! This is Part 2. 

In Part 1, just before this episode, we discussed strategies for identifying the root challenges that continually trip up our progress when building new habits and how to reinforce the changes we want to see. 

Today, we’re going to unpack the concept of mama-overwhelm and how to manage this while caring for our famil...

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How many times have you found yourself frustrated when you set out new goals or new habits you want to maintain in your life, and then chasing after them just feels impossible? Long-lasting change is hard enough to reach as one person, but when you’re also juggling the busyness of #momlife, work, meals, diaper changes, school drop-off/pick-up, etc – any kind of change can feel absolutely draining! 

Maybe you’ve been here before or y...

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Are you an eco-minded mama?? Let's find out... 
Welcome to The Eco-Minded Mama Podcast! In this relaunch episode, Katie Kurpanek invites you to explore the journey of eco-conscious parenting and sustainable living. Reflecting back on how a personal trauma led to something brand new and beautiful, Katie shares her vision for the podcast and the inspiration behind the rebranding. 

Discover what it means to be an eco...

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Do you ever find yourself wondering how you, as one individual person, could actually make a dent in the earth’s carbon footprint – especially when you’re up against giant wasteful corporations and carbon emissions that you have no control over? 
Do you find yourself worried about the kind of future our kids will inherit but feel totally powerless to change it? 
Hi, I’m Katie – a mama, coach & podcaster who has walked b...

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The average family spends over $9,000 in their baby’s first year, and that does not include childcare! When my husband and I became first-time parents in 2020, we saved over $6,500 in our baby’s first year and have continued to save thousands more since with sustainable swaps!

For many of you listening, growing your family may be one of the most thrilling, wonderful times of your life – and it also will be one of the most ...

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Hello, dear listeners. I'm Katie Kurpanek, the host of the All Things Sustainable podcast. Today, I'm sharing an episode that is deeply personal and raw, one that comes from a place of vulnerability and love.

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month in the US, and it feels like the right time to have this conversation. In this episode, I'm stepping away from our usual format to share my own jou...

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Join us in the fascinating world of cohousing with the final guest speaker in this Season 4, featuring Trish Becker, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the United States.

Cohousing is all about shared time, shared space, and shared commitment. Tune in as Trish guides us through the spirit of mutual support and genuine bonds that define cohousing. This isn't a cult or commune, but an intentional commun...

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Ready to spice up your family meals and routines?? Join us in this new episode as we welcome back the wonderful Ashley from Hey Ashley Renne. She's not just a sustainability advocate and social media guru AND the author of a new cookbook – she's a real mom who knows the ins and outs of creating delicious and sustainable family eats in the midst of a busy schedule!

In this down-to-earth conversation, we're un...

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In this empowering episode, we dive into the world of sustainable motherhood with the incredible Shayla, a crunchy-mama icon, YouTuber, and Podcaster from "Hey Shayla." Join us as we explore the challenges and triumphs of transitioning into motherhood while maintaining a sustainable lifestyle.

Shayla candidly shares her journey from pre-mom to mom and how she navigated the significant changes in her schedule, responsibilit...

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Discover the eye-opening world of nontoxic living as we dive into building a safer home with guest speaker Loni Brown, a Healthy Home Expert, Interior Decorator, and founder of Entirely Eco & Wholesome Nest. Join us on this journey to create a healthier living environment for you and your family!

While pregnant with her first daughter, Loni learned how toxins and chemicals commonly found in home products could contribute to dise...

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Join us in this empowering episode as we explore practical strategies and gain confidence in sustainably balancing work and breastfeeding. Our guest, Jillian Rothe, Founder & CEO of MAMMaway, shares valuable insights and advice to help you navigate these challenges with ease.

Learn how to confidently approach different scenarios, from TSA interactions during travel to communicating your needs at work! From fear to practical plan...

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Embark on a transformative journey as we explore the remarkable world of hypnobirthing and its profound connection to sustainable living. Join us for an empowering discussion with Dana McCausland, a Hypnotherapist & Hypnobirthing Coach, as we uncover the dance between control and release during the birthing process.

In this episode, hosted by Katie Kurpanek - Podcaster & Coach - discover how hypnobirthing empowers individual...

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Welcome to the 3rd and final part of this bonus series where we'll be focusing on "Amplifying Impact: Empowering Communities for Collective Sustainable Change." Join our guest speaker once more, Tiffani Domokos, a Therapist & Change Management Coach, as we conclude the series, empowering ourselves and our communities to create a better future.

In this episode, hosted by Katie Kurpanek, an Eco-Living Coach & Po...

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Welcome to Part 2 of this bonus series, where we explore "Mindful Progress: Navigating Overwhelm & Cultivating Sustainable Change." Join us for an enlightening discussion with our guest speaker, Tiffani Domokos, a Therapist & Change Management Coach.

In this episode, Tiffani continues the conversation where we left off, expanding on the ADKAR model and empowers us to navigate overwhelm and anxiety while fostering l...

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Are you looking to make changes in your life that align with your values, but finding it hard to get started? Feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin, or how to keep going?

Join us for Part 1 of this special series as we explore the topic of "Living in Alignment: Creating Lasting Change with the ADKAR Model."  Our guest, Tiffani Domokos, a Therapist & Change Management Coach, will provide valuable s...

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Happy Holidays!! In this BONUS episode, Katie Kurpanek, Eco-Living Coach and Podcast Host, shares her favorite go-to's for sustainable gift ideas!

The holidays, or any special occasion, can present challenges when you want to give something your loved ones will truly enjoy while sticking to your own personal ethics and values.

If you're looking for the perfect gift ideas that are unique, eco-friendly, ...

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November 4, 2022 39 mins

This beautiful series is coming to a close and in this final episode, Katie Kurpanek, Eco-Living Coach and Podcast Host, shares her own personal journey into embracing the "vegan" title and how a plant-based diet has impacted her physically, as well as all the unexpected ways veganism has completely changed her life.

The episode ends with her biggest take-aways from each interview within this series, and with th...

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Have you learned so much about the meat and dairy industries and/or the benefits of a plant-based diet but the one thing holding you back from embracing the "vegan" title is the fear of change? The anxiety of challenging the status quo? Do you have worries like-- what about the holidays? And what do I tell my family? And why are they reacting like this? And why are people so defensive? And why don't they understand? ...

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"When our actions don't match our words, we wound our souls." 

Dr. Sailesh Rao, world-renowned systems engineer specialist, executive producer, speaker and author, joins Katie Kurpanek, Eco-Living Coach and Podcast Host, to recognize our place of belonging within nature -- exactly as we are.

Dr. Rao supports us in coming back into alignment with our core Dharma (our core truth), walks us through t...

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Is it ethical to push for a plant-based / vegan world? Is the modern vegan movement dismissing entire people groups and cultures? What is "white veganism" and how does this often differ from vegans within the BIPOC community? How can we push for less animal consumption without addressing the food disparities within our broken systems?

Jen Rivera Bell and Ashley Renne Nsonwu are 2 vegan mamas, social media influe...

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